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#1 DANb53

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 05:35 AM

Hi All.

I am having a problem with windows explorer. It stops working quite often, and then restarting.

All my updates are current, so that does not seem to be the problem.

This has been going on for at least a month. A few times and no big deal. Restart it and away we go.

But now it seems to happen more often, and is getting annoying.

Can some one help????

Thanks.

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:08 AM

When you say Windows Explorer are you talking about the Windows shell itself? If so, What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:14 PM

Hi Allan:

Thanx for response.

I can not say what is diferent because it has been slowly building up.
For all I know it could be caused by an update from months ago.

I am on dial-up so things take a while.

When the error happens,"windows explorer has stopped working", and it says it wants to seach for causes, I usually don't bother.
It just takes too much time.

Any Ideas?

Thanx

Dan

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:40 AM

Boot to safe mode. Does the same thing happen there? If not, let's try a selective startup:

Open msconfig and on the General tab choose "selective startup" (uncheck all three items) and reboot. Does the problem still occur? If not, start adding items back to msconfig one or two at a time, rebooting after each change, until the problem reappears and you'll have identified the offending process. This is clearly a time consuming procedure, but it is the best way to determine if some process loading with the system is the cause of your problem.
After you've isolated the cause, do not use msconfig to permanently disable the process. Instead, if it is a service go to START - RUN and type: services.msc (then press enter) and disable the service OR, if it a program, you can download & run a simple app such as Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel (http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml) to enable, disable, or otherwise manage startup programs.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:44 PM

Hi Allan:

Thanks again.

I will give it a try.

Dan




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